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I don’t know how many of you know this, but many of the systems, technology and advocacy we as folks with disabilities use every day were created by and for our veterans. Some of those programs trace back to World War I when veterans returned from Europe with amputated limbs and post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). In 1920, a veteran named Robert S. Marx, a former infantry man, came home and founded the Disabled Veterans of the World War (DAV). [Read more about it here: ]

“A Viet Nam veteran who had been paralyzed during the war and came home using a wheelchair testified that when he got home and couldn’t get out of his housing project, or on the bus, or off the curb because of inaccessibility, and couldn’t get a job because of discrimination he realized he had fought for everyone but himself – and he vowed to fight tirelessly for passage of the ADA.” [From: The History of the Americans with Disabilities Act – A Movement Perspective by Arlene Mayerson, 1992,]

Ron Kovic’s story has been memorialized in the Tom Cruise movie, Born on the Fourth of July. He, alongside countless other veterans, worked tirelessly to get the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passed in 1990.

Today, US Senator Tammy Duckworth champions many legislative issues around disability and veterans issues. A veteran of the Iraq War, where she sustained life-changing injuries as a result of an RPG hitting her helicopter. Since then, Senator Duckworth has been Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and represented Illinois’s Eighth Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for two terms. You can read more about her and find out

Our veterans have given so much, both during their military service and then again when they got home. Please, thank a veteran for their service!

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